Utah River Restoration AmeriCorps Field Crew Member
Posted by Utah Conservation Corps on 08/22/2019
Industry Sector: Outdoor
Job Categories: Trail Management
Company Type: Conservation
City: Logan, Moab
Country: United States
Required Experience: 0 - 1 year
Job Type: Seasonal
Required to Relocate:
Required to Travel:
Employee May Telecommute: No
Job Seeker Must Live Within:
Job Description & Requirements
TERM DATES: September 30 - December 13 (3-month fall/winter term)
This position is an AmeriCorps term of service that requires a full-time commitment.
o Base out of Logan or Moab, UT
o Project sites on public land along the White or Colorado River
River Restoration Crew Members will spend three months working and living outdoors as part of a Utah Conservation Corps crew in service to public lands along the White and/or the Colorado River. Crew Members are responsible for being a contributing member of their crew, upholding and abiding by UCC policies & procedures, and conducting themselves in a safe and productive manner. All crew members are trained in safe and proper tool use, safe herbicide handling and application, project specific techniques, river and raft safety, outdoor living and wilderness first aid. Crews will complete projects on and near the White and/or Colorado River related to habitat restoration and invasive species removal. Weekly project schedules are variable, where crews work 4-10 days in a row and then get off time proportional to the amount of time they have been in the field. Crews spend full-days working outdoors doing physically demanding work. Crews typically camp during the project week and return to their base field office for off-time.
Utah Conservation Corps arranges for camping and travel during project time and supplies all tools, safety equipment, and uniform shirts. Crew Members must provide their own work boots, work pants, and personal camping gear. Crew Members are responsible for buying their food both on and off projects and arranging for lodging and transportation during off time.
= Great attitude and love of the outdoors
= Commitment to public lands and contributing to America’s conservation legacy
= Ability to work as part of a small crew, including demonstrated conflict management and resolution skills
= Ability to work hard on physically demanding projects for long hours outdoors
= Ability and willingness to work and camp in remote settings in all sorts of weather conditions
= Ability to maintain personal, physical and mental health throughout the term of service
= At least 18 years of age at the start of the season
= U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
= Agree to a criminal history background check
= Positive attitude, flexibility, and maturity
= Ability to live and work in a remote or primitive setting
= Ability to work long hours outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
= Eligible to enroll in AmeriCorps
= AmeriCorps Living Allowance, $610 paid twice per month ($3,660 total for the season)
= AmeriCorps Education Award, $1,566.14 for 3-month term
= Wilderness First Aid Certification (upon successful completion of term of service)
= Project & tool specific training (chainsaw, hand tools, etc.)
= Experience, career exploration, and networking
Complete the online application found at https://ucc.usu.edu/apply/. Positions are open until filled.
About Utah Conservation Corps
UCC is an AmeriCorps program made of members, staff, and partners dedicated to serving our community and environment. We engage in projects throughout the state of Utah that address goals relating to environmental conservation, leadership, and sustainability.
UCC AmeriCorps members have committed to a term of service for their country that may range from 3 months to a year. Our members are individuals seeking opportunities to give back, to improve the environment and explore the beauty of Utah's public lands. Many of our members are current students or recent graduates looking to gain experience in the fields of natural resource conservation, education, or social services.